Young Wichita mother loses part of leg after carjacking


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Wichita, Kan-- Her smile is infectious, but these days Keyosha Brison's tears come easy.

"Why me?" she asks from her bed at Wesley Rehab Center. "Everybody else got two legs but me. That's what hurts the most, because it was a stupid, stupid crime."

That crime happened just over a month ago at the corner of 11th and Volutsia. Brison had just dropped off her son at her grandmother's house when she stopped at the intersection.

A man, police say may have been high on drugs, jumped into her open car window and tried to steal her car.

"He grabbed the wheel," Brison said. "That's when the car jumped the curb and hit the house."

Her car landed in a home. Her leg somehow got run over and broken. Doctors tried desperately to save the leg but after 9 surgeries, it was too infected. Surgeons amputated it just below the knee.

Brison is set to go home to her kids, ages two and four, Tuesday. Her family has set up a fund, hoping to raise money for a wheelchair ramp, a handicap accessible shower and toilet.

For now, the 22-year-old relies on her strong faith to get her through. She pointed to a plaque beside her bed that says, "With God, all things are possible. ".

"I pray every night that the pain will go away, and this will get better, and one day it will," she said.

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